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St Giles Day

On Sunday 1st September we will be celebrating Saint Giles Day. There will be the Sung Eucharist at 9.30 am at which the Archdeacon of Chesterfield, The Venerable Carol Coslett, will be giving the address. This will then be followed by a glass of wine and light refreshments followed, in turn, by the beautiful service of Benediction.

St Giles

Do please put this date in your diary and make every effort to be there. Saint Giles day is our patronal festival, which is a very important day in the calendar of a church. We are giving thanks for the example of our patron saint and thinking of him praying for us in heaven. We are giving thanks for the history of our church and for all who have worshipped here before us and praying for those who will come after us.

Archdeacon Carol has not visited Saint Giles before. So do please come and welcome her and show her what a vibrant and forward looking congregation we are.

Garden Party photos

You can see some photos of the Garden Party in the Gallery. The photos were taken by Peter Steele. They have been substantially reduced in size for the website, so if you would like a copy of any of the photos, it would be best to ask Peter for an original.

We also have some pictures that Angela has supplied more recently:

Important Dates: (updated 22nd July)

Please put these dates in your calendars


9.30 am Sung Eucharist. Address to be given by Venerable Carol Coslett, Archdeacon of Chesterfield. Light refreshments and a glass of wine follow the Eucharist. The morning concludes with Benediction at 11.15 am.


AUTUMN COURSE: Wednesdays in the Barn at 7.30 pm

  • 25th September: Do not be afraid
  • 2nd October: The best is yet to be
  • 9th  October: Heaven on earth
  • 16th October: The river of life
  • 23rd October: Mary Magdalene
  • 30th October: Mary Magdalene

SUNDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 6.30 pm:Healing Service

SUNDAY 6th OCTOBER  9.30 am: Harvest Family Eucharist

MONDAY 7th OCTOBER 6.30 pm: Harvest Supper

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Welcome to St Giles Church

Welcome to St Giles Church

There has been a church on this spot since at least the middle of the twelfth century.

The church was substantially rebuilt in Victorian times, although parts of the former buildings remain, including the twelfth century font and fifteenth century tower. Here people down the generations have come to seek the deep peace of God.


As the congregation at St Giles, we try to combine traditional and modern forms of worship. We aim to make the gospel available to contemporary society whilst being aware of the ancient traditions of the Christian faith. A warm welcome awaits anyone who wishes to use the church and what it has to offer. We are delighted that we have a lot of weddings and baptisms at Saint Giles.

The church is open most mornings for quiet contemplation and prayer and also in the summer months during afternoons.

Our worship centres on the Sung Eucharist at 9:30 every Sunday morning, where all ages are welcome and there is a Fun Club for children. There are a number of other forms of worship: a regular contemplative service with silence and readings, a healing service, regular weekday celebrations of Holy Communion, traditional evensong and a meditation group.

On the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm children and their families enjoy an activity and story session with tea in what is called ‘Godly Play’. We also have a number of social events. We share our Rector and work together with the Parish of Dethick, Lea and Holloway.

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